This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
There was more disappointment for Mark Cavendish on Monday after Gerald Ciolek claimed a dramatic sprint victory in the second stage of the Tour of Britain as he pipped Ireland’s Sam Bennett to the finish line in Kendal to become the new race leader.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Emails sent by a Florida Police chief appear to show him agreeing that George Zimmerman, the man who shot teenager Trayvon Martin is "a Sandy Hook waiting to happen".
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Rachel Kushner's second novel opens with a striking set-piece. It is 1977, and Kushner's nameless narrator – a young artist who will later be christened "Reno", after her hometown – races her motorcycle across the salt flats of Utah. She's doing a land-speed trial, while performing an artistic experiment: through speed, she aims to achieve an "acute case of the present tense". When her bike wipes out, the crash captures the message of Kushner's novel: that life can't be lived, nor art made, purely in the present. History will always hit us and send us spinning.
Saturday 07 September 2013
The Victoria Inn, Holkham
Friday 06 September 2013
But French and British investigators pledge 'absolute determination' to solve it
Thursday 29 August 2013
Confusion over the crisis in eastern Congo stems from three separate and often competing peace efforts in one of the world’s most unstable areas. Fighting between rebel groups and the army has displaced one million people since July, all under the watchful eye of the UN’s biggest peacekeeping operation.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Police in Switzerland say evidence points to 53-year-old CFO having taken his own life, as insurance group's profits reported to be tumbling
Sunday 25 August 2013
Meeting the experts and enthusiasts at an electric car convention, Matthew Bell asks if we should all be doing the Smart thing
Friday 23 August 2013
Should the whole mega-millions-movie thing fail for Tom Hardy, the British actor last seen in the cinema as Batman's nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises, a second career awaits as a tough-guy presenter with a heart.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Sketch shows take one of two forms - a high-speed rattle through random gags or a narrative arc structured around more-or-less random gags. The latter can be tortuous, if not nonsensical but like Pappy's last year, Max and Ivan have hit upon the perfect vehicle for their sketch story this year. Their school reunion rom-com has plot and heart enough to stand alone but leaves space for plenty of playful messing around, too.
Friday 16 August 2013
Where are you now and what can you see?
Friday 16 August 2013
See below to watch the trailers for this week's DVD and Blu-Ray releases
Thursday 15 August 2013
Floodlights, infra-red sights, rescue teams and TV crews all turn out after boy swimmer's ankle bitten 'by alligator snapping turtle'
Monday 12 August 2013
A sinkhole caused a section of a Florida resort villa near Disney World to partially collapse Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said.
Saturday 10 August 2013
The only way big companies will pay even 28 per cent is if politicians close every loophole
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence